2019 Statistics
Men Employed -490
Taxes Paid - $328,819.11
Child Support Paid - $46,556.82

Men Housed - 46
Men Employed - 45
Graduates for the Quarter - 11
Letter from the Director, David Elkins

The excitement of a new year has begun; year of facility expansion and added opportunities for our clients. Thanks to our many donors that continually contribute to help us expand the vision to add to our rolling hills and Smoky Mt. views. As the vision grows we realized the need to have our infrastructure and structures more suitable for the expansion of residential cabins; Hence, we have begun remodeling our 1800 square foot metal building and to expand it an additional 1130 (total 2930 sqft) feet to include a new rec room, bathrooms, laundry facility, storage, Chapel, and offices, therefore opening up our current offices to much needed staff quarters.

With the spirit of Nehemiah, we are pushing forward recognizing that our clients are coming out of captivity; physically, spiritually, and socially. Where Nehemiah had a burden to create safe place for his countrymen to return to, we share that same burden where our clients can restore hope, build confidence, and lay a solid foundation for their future.

We can’t do it alone and want to give a special acknowledgement to some people who have been most generous to help us achieve our goals,
Broadway Carpets John Mack and his team have been a real blessing in providing flooring for our needs. They are true friends and partners in seeing lives changed.

D&S Builders Alex Davis and his team continue to help us meet our needs and provide opportunities for our clients.

High Oaks Construction John Wampler and his men have generously provided assistance in our building project and the spiritual discipleship John brings every time he's on the property is invaluable.

Trent Excavating and Souls Harbor Church Ronnie Trent continues to provided construction assistance in many areas and spiritual guidance through Souls Harbor Church that is enormous.

The list goes on and this short letter does not allow the space needed to thank everyone by name who supports this ministry; Churches and individual donations continue to bless us and we are most grateful “Praise be to Jesus”

Stay safe in these unnerving times with invisible viruses robbing us of life and the pursuit of.
And I leave you with this:
1 Peter 1:3-9 (NASB) 
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 
4 to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 8 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 
9 obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
March Celebration Sunday
Congratulations to our graduates; Delante Winder, J'Allen Stokes, Joshua Eckert, Justin Goodwin, & Michael Davis!
Our Reliable of the Month went to Justin Hammock! Congrats
Our Client of the Month was Vincent Willoughby. Congrats!
Our Client Volunteer of the Month was Jimmy Walker! Congratulations
Staff of the Quarter - Joseph Messer
Joseph Messer (Jay) transferred to us from Erin by way of Bucksnort, as God lead. Since arriving at Safe Harbor Jefferson County Jay has adapted to country living quite well. His city slicker persona has quickly evolved into cowboy boots and jeans. But that's just his outward appearance, it's Jay's heart that overwhelms his actions, a heart to follow Christ. The men have been his focus since day one making sure he has time to pray with all and not neglecting any of their concerns or spiritual needs. Making sure he meets with them weekly to insure they are on track to meet their objectives.

Jay has become a valuable member of our team and a go to guy for me when needing things done. Always asking, what can I do to help, do I need anything done. It is obvious that our Lord has a great calling on his life and as he pursues his relationship with Jesus, I am confident God is going to open doors and opportunities for him to experience exactly what Jesus has called him to be.

And it's for this reason I choose Jay Messer as employee of the quarter.
John Piper

God Leads by.

Decree: God sovereignly decrees and designs circumstances so that we end up where he wants us to be even if we don’t have any conscious part in getting there.

Thanks, Jesus, for leading Jay to Safe Harbor JC
A look around Jefferson County
Our Saturday on the farm! Clients are giving back to the program by volunteering their time to install a gate for the entrance to our cow pasture, finishing the roof for our new chapel, and ending the day with a football game.
God's love says you're worth it. The cross is not the revelation of how disgusting you were; it's the revelation of how valuable you are to the Father.
12 Men said they're tired of running away from God Sunday morning, and made the decision to give their life to the LORD Jesus Christ. So thankful for the Love of the Father!
Team Work on Saturday morning in JC!
What a powerful evening service!
6 men made the decision to live a life completely surrendered to Christ!
Reliable Director, Carson Danley, got the guys rounded up for a New Years Wve full of sobriety and friendly competition. We hosted a Spades tournament, Pool Tournament, Monopoly, and a mix of other games and festivities.

The winners of each contest received a $25 gift card. Most importantly we had zero clients go AWOL, fail a drug test, or breathalyzer. Sounds like a Happy New Year to me! Great job!
Partner of the Quarter - Morgan Olson
Morgan Olson continues its tradition as the leading walk-in van body manufacturer in North America. Morgan Olson’s portfolio of customers serves a multitude of industries and delivery applications. From baking and snack foods to newspaper, textile rental, vending and parcel delivery, the industry choice is clear.

Morgan Olson Has become our leading force in manufacturing opportunities for our clients. Providing careers for men and women who are in or relocating to East Tennessee.

From the line leads to corporate leadership Morgan Olson is a great partner for Safe Harbor of Jefferson County. We are excited to see opportunities for Morgan Olson to expand their operations and appreciate the opportunities for our program and the lives of our clients.

We are honored to announce our Partner this 1st Quarter of 2020 “Morgan Olson Loudon Facility” as we commit to provide men and women teammates to help insure Morgan Olson achieves their core values:
 innovation, quality, delivery and dedication to not only meet our customers’ needs but exceed their expectations.
February Celebration Sunday
Congratulations to our graduates; Everett Perrine, Curtis Smith, Lamon Frizell, & Nickolaus Lafever.

The Client Volunteer of the Month was Ricky Ashley. Congrats!

Special thanks to Buffat Heights Baptist church for providing Dinner!
Client of the Quarter - Sean Ash
"I came to Safe Harbor as an alcoholic and addict. I knew I had to change my cycle of doing well for a while, getting comfortable, then ultimately relapsing, turning back to my old ways, seeking help, and doing it all over again. I decided to devote my life to God and live a selfless life of helping others. I just needed a peaceful place to work on myself and find healthy grounding in reality again sober. I also knew I needed help with life long issues of family estrangement, isolation, depression, self-destruction, and other psychological problems I developed in addiction. I was a hot mess when I arrived at Safe Harbor.

For the first couple months, I focused on just fixing my thought processes and reading and studying the Bible as well as other positive books. I found that slowly my crippling depression and dark thoughts began to wear off. I started to trust others more and took a healthy interest in other's lives. I also tried to help around the grounds more and continued to make small yet significant changes in my perspective on life and spirituality. Once I made it three months in the program and switched from recovery to transition, I started to apply the lessons and goals I had been working on in my life and began to prepare for life after the program.

Now I have a solid program that works for me. I find many classes help me as long as I have an open mind. I also firmly believe that fitness has played a considerable role in my recovery. I exercise in the morning and weight train at night. I also eat as healthy as I can with as little sugar as possible. It has given me back energy, confidence, self-esteem, and joy in something I am passionate about. Mentally I focus on the lessons they teach me here as well as meaningful interactions with staff and other clients here. Spiritually, I have begun to see that a relationship with God is the key to a successful future when I leave. It's not about the past or focusing on what I did wrong; it's about starting a new life with a bright future and a new hope.

I still have many lessons to learn and new habits to form, but I look forward to them with the success of my early recovery. I am very grateful for this place and the people that work here. I know that change takes time, and it takes patience and endurance. I made some goals to build a foundation here to live a positive and selfless life. It takes hard work, but more importantly, it takes wisdom to know how hard I should push myself to grow and what I genuinely need to change in myself. For the first time in my life, I have peace that I can't describe and a drive to keep going. I can't wait to see where my journey takes me."
Battle in the Saddle 2020
First we want to say THANK YOU to every person who attended Battle in the Saddle 2020. Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors, vendors, each person who bought a cake, T shirt, calendar, or donated to Safe Harbor.

Thank you to our staff who worked countless hours getting this event ready and worked this weekend signing people up, swinging a gate, sitting barrels, driving tractors, delivering shavings, announcing, time keeping, running errands, working our Safe Harbor booth, doing raffles, helping people get parked, and everything in between.

Thank you to our vendors who had an array of wonderful products for everyone to shop and for having services right on site to be utilized.

Thank you to Mid South Ag for the tractors and Randy Prince & Ralph Feathers for the drags.

Thank you to Old West Drill Team for our opening ceremonies on Saturday. They are a class act!

Thank you to Kelly Kaminski for choosing Battle in the Saddle as a host for one of the KK Run For Vegas qualifiers.

Thank you to Brent Puhl & team with Puhls Photography for the live webcast & sitting behind the camera capturing so many memories for our contestants.

Thank you to everyone who donated a cake or item for our Cake Auction. To each person who bought a cake, you helped to raise $2,095.00!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to Mark, OV & the entire Tunica Arena staff! We ran out of stalls and needed more, they got them put up. They didn't complain one time when we called needing something, whether it be more tables, help with something, etc. They did everything they said they would do and we are looking forward to Battle in the Saddle 2021 at Tunica Arena & Expo Center. They deserve a huge pat on the back after the show and we want them to know how much we appreciate them!

Here is a breakdown of Battle in the Saddle 2020...
Young Guns Entries - 178
Open Entries - 1,338
Adult Side Pot Entries - 391
Youth Side Pot Entries - 360
High Stakes Side Pot Entries - 54
KK Run for Vegas Entries - 39
Total Entries - 2,360

Money Paid Out
Young Guns - $3,115.00
Young Guns Average - $500.00
Open - $65,175.00
Open Average - $10,366.00
Youth Side-pot - $7,200.00
Adult Side-pot - $7,820.00
High Stakes Side-pot - $4,860.00
KK Run for Vegas - $3,139.50
Total Payout for Tunica - $102,175.50

Battle in the Saddle 2020 raised $34,000 for Safe Harbor, which has been our largest fundraiser to date. That money is going to fully renovate a multi-purpose building in Jefferson County and we will be putting computer labs in each of our 5 campuses. Thank you once again to everyone who made this possible.

Please mark your calendars for Battle in the Saddle 2021 which will be held in Tunica January 15 - 17, 2021!
January Celebration Sunday
Congratulations to our graduates; Joe Arnwine, Daniel Speir, & Alen Ellis.

Our Reliable of the Month was Cody Shepherd.

Our Client of the Month was Earnest Collier.

Our Client Volunteer of the Month was Sean Ash.

Dorm of the Month went to the Ezekiel Dorm.
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